Redlands, Vol. 1

Redlands, Vol. 1

A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top sacrifices must be made. Someone is intent on removing these women from the top of the food chain, and he's ready to unleash their darkest secret but has seriously underestimated the lengths the townspeople will go to protect the new order of things. Inspired by t A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top sac...

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Title:Redlands, Vol. 1
Author:Jordie Bellaire
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534305009
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Redlands, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Carolyn Fitzpatrick
    May 16, 2018
    Not what I was expecting, but a fun read and I will be looking for the next volume. I live near the Redlands, and so had expected the witches in this book to be herbalist, goddess worshiping witches. Actually, these are the daughters of Satan, blood orgy kind. My mistake! But neverthel...
  • Craig
    May 18, 2018
    Story is very confusing and hard to follow. Characters not much more than stereotypes. Artwork is messy and rushed-looking much of the time. I don't get why this series was getting so much hype. ...
  • Andy
    May 27, 2018
    Awesome graphic novel. Totally gritty and fantastical and amazing. I loved the story, the grit, and the characters. Can't wait for the next one! ...
  • Mark Siegel
    May 28, 2018
    Something something witches and lots of sex. The art and story just didn't work for me. ...
  • Mary
    Jun 08, 2018
    I purchased this book because I wanted a graphic novel written by women that was supposed to be about feminism. I do have to say the graphics are really good. But if this is what feminism is about I'll pass. 3 witches kill a crop of racist, misogynist cops in as much blood and di...
  • Candice
    Mar 22, 2018
    Like most first volumes, this is all story setup. You're introduced to characters and shown their situations. It's pretty graphic, both with violence and sex. I was led to believe this was a feminist comic, but I wouldn't put it in that category at all. It's true that all the main char...
  • E. Adeline
    May 17, 2018
    [3.5 stars] ...
  • Nathan Holic
    Jun 07, 2018
    The most incoherent, inelegantly developed comic I?ve read in a long time. Try making sense of this. It?s like a thousand seeds the author has planted for maybe stories that we could someday get to, but no sense of character development, world building, conflict, drama...Really dis...
  • Kahn
    Apr 13, 2018
    It's not often you come across a graphic novel that, when you've finished it, you feel you need to re-read it almost straight away because you're pretty sure you've missed a bit. Or two. Or three. But such is the case with Redlands. Set in the titular town in Florida, Redlands te...
  • andrew y
    Apr 23, 2018
    I struggled to comprehend what exactly this book was trying to say. ...
  • Enrico
    Apr 07, 2018
    I enjoyed Del Rey dynamic handling of the sequential narration: her art is mostly very good. Otoh, it's one of those fragmented, noirish stories where everyone's a bastard, and most are murderous bastard; having your characters just alternating doing terrible things and nicey things,...
  • P D
    Apr 16, 2018
    I really wanted to like this, the premise sounded interesting and the art has a ton of ambience. Unfortunately, the plot as a whole feels scattershot. The intro takes place 40-odd years before the main action, and then what I thought was going to be the main plot wraps up in less than ...
  • Timothy
    Apr 08, 2018
    As a lover of both Bellaire's coloring and Del Rey's art, I was sufficiently hyped to read this. And indeed, I like the art a lot. It's definitely unique and great at setting the mood. The problem is that the story meanders and has a lot of weird choices and just overall is not very sa...
  • Kenny
    Apr 17, 2018
    Great Debut. Timely and poignant ...
  • James DeSantis
    Apr 29, 2018
    Uhhh whoa...what?...The...fuck...shit... Those were my reactions throughout the entire time reading this. Redlands is a horror comic about redneck place in Florida being ran by three witches who aren't going to take shit from anyone. Right away they murderer a bunch of racist cops a...
  • Cristian
    May 27, 2018
    The social commentary (more like: ideology) is so heavy-handed and made me cringe more than once, but the fantastic, moody art and the coloring are a class of their own. ...
  • The Lost Dreamer
    Feb 24, 2018
    Although it takes a little bit too long to find its own story, this first volume of Redlands is a must. The athmosphere is perfectly generated, both through the art and the script, that builds characters that you don't have to like to be interested in. The two final issues are simply m...
  • Rod Brown
    May 30, 2018
    If you're going to write a book about bad people doing bad things to other bad people, you have to throw me some sort of a bone to engage me, be it humor, a charismatic villain, or over-the-top action and/or violence. I found nothing here to draw me in or make me care whether any of th...
  • Ash Albinson
    Jun 05, 2018
    An excellent and fresh take on Southern occult comics, if you like strong women, murder, and the possibility of exacting revenge on your enemies this is your comic. ...
  • Donovan
    Feb 24, 2018
    Commentary on hillbilly justice, racism, and objectification/sexual harassment/rape/prostitution/ in a vague world of witches and demons. Problematic is the complete lack of empathetic characters (especially male) and aimless plot, like a pitch black journey of sadistic self-destructio...
  • Bertazzo
    Jun 03, 2018
    It's not fresh like "Witches" by Scott Snyder and Jock as I thought, but still a solid reading. A thing that I liked, but in the same time bothered me, was the stories not told. There are a lot of subplots that you need to imagine or maybe wait for the next volume. Del Rey's art is str...
  • Paul Allard
    Jun 01, 2018
    Witches rule small-town America ? but for how long? A small coven of witches rule a small town in the USA, administering the law and catching local criminals but there is more going on and they face an increasing amount of challenges. This is engaging stuff with flashbacks (possibl...
  • Daisy
    Apr 30, 2018
    OK so wonderful idea and there are a lot of elements to this novel, which is great because it shows that there is more to come however there are quite a few of those elements that make for a confusing story and I had to flip back through the pages a few times to try to make sense of *S...
  • Theediscerning
    Mar 11, 2018
    Hmmm... I really don't know what to make of this one, really. The narratives are exceedingly patchy - flashing from one none-more-darker story of hillbilly life to the next, and from one decade to the next to such an extent I don't even know if we get a complete story here. A triad of ...
  • Rebecca
    Jun 12, 2018
    The first chapter was confusing but after that the story got really good. I love Vanessa del Rey?s art so much! It?s a really interesting horror story and I?m excited to see where it goes next. I definitely want to learn more about Nancy. The vibe is very similar to Harrow County...
  • Helen Thompson
    Apr 11, 2018
    I had heard good things about this but I was left very underwhelmed, the story is patchy and jumps. Mainly just violence and sex. I wasn?t that impressed with the art work either but maybe this style just wasn?t for me. ...
  • Bianca Walters
    May 18, 2018
    Issue #1 of Redlands ends with a remark from the three artists responsible for it, as they let their precious catharsis out into the world: ?It should offer respite and serve as an emotional occult heavy buffet that delivers the fun, the crazed, the demonic, the sexy, the heartbreaki...
  • L. McCoy
    Apr 22, 2018
    Dear Image, You guys are freaking awesome. You guys put out so many amazing titles... and sometimes, well, you publish stuff like this. Why? What?s it about? There?s group of witches, they were meant to be executed during the Salem witch trials but weren?t or they were rebor...
  • Jamie Connolly
    Apr 09, 2018
    I kinda liked it. And it?s got potential for things to come. It?s was a little over the top with the female empowerment/men are scum attitude but it was a good story. I think this is Jordie Bellaire?s first comic as a writer. I?m gonna stick with it for one more volume at least...
  • mary dewley
    Jun 06, 2018
    Confusing narrative and I'm not sure what the witches agenda is. Very brutal imagery and content and full of stereotypes. So far, there are no characters which stand out, nor are they relatable in any way. ...